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Di Ma

Di Ma

Business & Real Estate Private Attorney in Upstate New York - by referral only
  • Gov & Administrative Law, Business Law, Entertainment & Sports Law ...
  • New York
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Think of me as your versatile, personal attorney. What is the main advantage of hiring a solo practitioner? If I took my talents to another shop, the biggest difference to you is the invoice. Call me today and immediately find out why I'm not your average lawyer.

Please allow me the privilege of becoming the legal partner you actually enjoy!

Practice Areas
Gov & Administrative Law
Government Contracts, Legislative & Government Affairs
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation
Entertainment & Sports Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Homeowners Association, Mortgages, Residential Real Estate
  • Free Consultation
    Real estate closings $850+. Please list my contact information on your contract for engagement. LLC formation $1,000 all-inclusive.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Please see my website for the most current pricing.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 5323621
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  • Chinese
  • English
Professional Experience
General Counsel
Albany Housing Authority
Promoted from Associate Counsel position. Oversaw legal matters related to 40+ corporate entities including not-for-profits, 5,000+ rental units, and multiple mixed-financed affordable housing development transactions worth tens of millions of dollars. Also served as the acting Director of Development during my tenure.
1st Casino Gaming Manager/Associate Counsel
New York State Gaming Commission
Drafted gambling regulations and performed the final legal review for the openings of 3 of the 4 upstate New York casinos.
Albany Law School
J.D. (2014) | Law
Honors: Summa cum laude
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University of Nevada-Las Vegas
M.S. (2009) | Hotel administration/casino operations
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University of Maryland - College Park
B.S. (2003) | Business administration
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Upstate Project of the Year
I won as a part of the Albany Housing Authority dream team.
Professional Associations
Albany Law School National Alumni Association
Board Member
- Current
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Albany Law School National Alumni Association
Board Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH)
Model Store Status
Swatch Group
Websites & Blogs
Di Ma's Law Firm PLLC
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. If a contract of sale is executed in 6/18 and there has been no closing to date. can that contract still be enforced
A: Generally, the transfer or closing date in the real estate contract is an “on or about” target date. Are there legitimate reasons for the delay in closing? You can send a “time of the essence” letter to the opposing party. If the conditions set forth in your letter are reasonable, then the other party's failure to meet the deadlines set forth in the letter results in a breach of contract. As always, please seek legal representation so an attorney may better address your specific needs. Litigation over failed real estate sales and purchase contracts can become costly and burdensome. Best of luck.
Q. I have a contract between me and a guy I had attempted to rent from stating he'll pay me back $900 by September first
A: Hi, is your question how you should recover the $900? Assuming there are no eviction issues, your former landlord breached his promise to return the $900 to you. You have the promise in writing. This case seems ideal for small claims court. Downstate may charge slightly differently but small claims court is informal and cost-effective. The filing fee in upstate is $15 for this level of damages and the judges will guide you through the courtroom. If you need help, court staff tend to be helpful as well. Of course, you may always seek independent legal counsel to address the specifics of your case. A local litigator will walk you through the lawsuit process. Best of luck in collecting this debt and I am sorry to hear about the bed bugs. ... Read More
Q. Hi, I’m an actor in NYC who is represented by a talent manager, not an agency.
A: Hi. Do you have a written agreement with your former talent manager that dictates the terms of the representation? If so, it may have language in there that addresses a breakup. Best of luck.
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Contact & Map
Di Ma's Law Firm PLLC
1971 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Telephone: (518) 201-6688
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: I work around my clients' unique schedules.